Don't Tread on Me and Send Snacks
Yes, there are two Americas’ Virginia, they exist as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist. One tolerant and broadminded, the other intolerant and narrow-minded! Sincerely, thinkingblue, from the TOLERANT AND BROADMINDED USA PS: Joe (You Lie) Wilson, et al reside in the other America!
|Aaaaaand, then there's the Democratic bubble. You've probably read a few of these|
bouncing around Facebook:
• Fox News has been banned from Canada.
• Hillary Clinton has been cleared by the FBI. The email sideshow is over.
• Trump can't win the nomination.
• Bernie can win with or without the black and Hispanic vote.
• Ted Cruz isn't really an American, so he'd be disqualified.
• Racism and bigotry have been eradicated from the Left.
• It's too late to do anything about Climate Change. We're screwed.
• Prescott Bush was a Nazi sympathizer.
• Karl Rove is stupid. Don't worry about him, he and his PAC are yesterday's news.
• Tofu tastes just like chicken.https://www.facebook.com/macbruce _________
Excerpt: David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt have been indicted by the grand jury for tampering with a governmental record, said prosecutors for the county in which Houston is located.
The two were involved in covert videos last year in which a discussion was held with a Planned Parenthood official on the procurement of fetal tissue.
Daleiden, founder of the Center for Medical Progress that released the videos, was also charged with violating a prohibition on the purchase and sale of human organs, a misdemeanor, the Harris County District Attorney said.
The videos purported to show Planned Parenthood officials trying to negotiate prices for aborted fetal tissue. Under federal law, donated human fetal tissue may be used for research, but profiting from its sale is prohibited.
Shortly after the release, Texas, the most populous Republican-controlled U.S. state, said it would launch a probe of Planned Parenthood.
"These people broke the law to spread malicious lies about Planned Parenthood in order to advance their extreme anti-abortion political agenda," said Eric Ferrero, vice president of Communications for Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
"As the dust settles and the truth comes out, it's become totally clear that the only people who engaged in wrongdoing are the criminals behind this fraud, and we're glad they're being held accountable," he said.
BTW: batshit crazy
A person who is batshit crazy is certifiably nuts. The phrase has origins in the old-fashioned term "bats in the belfry." Old churches had a structure at the top called a belfry, which housed the bells. Bats are extremely sensitive to sound and would never inhabit a belfry of an active church where the bell was rung frequently. Occasionally, when a church was abandoned and many years passed without the bell being rung, bats would eventually come and inhabit the belfry. So, when somebody said that an individual had "bats in the belfry" it meant that there was "nothing going on upstairs" (as in that person's brain). To be BATSHIT CRAZY is to take this even a step further. A person who is batshit crazy is so nuts that not only is their belfry full of bats, but so many bats have been there for so long that the belfry is coated in batshit. Hence, the craziest of crazy people are BATSHIT CRAZY.
An exaggerated sense of self-importance and exaggerating achievementsObsession with image; needs to be the focus of attentionFeelings of entitlementLack of empathySo why are narcissists so popular?Narcissists have been with us since the dawn of history. So if they are so unlikable, why are they so popular? Why do religious Republicans so easily brush away Trump's inability to name a favorite Bible verse (with nary a comment) when religious devotion is a job requirement?Have you ever wondered why selfish, arrogant, and entitled individuals are so charming? When in charge of companies, they commit fraud, demoralize employees, and devalue stock.And yet, there is no shortage of examples to illustrate the cultural appeal of [self-absorbed celebrities] and narcissistic antiheroes, like (Silvio Berlusconi, ... attracts us despite their self-absorption — or perhaps, even because of it.Why? Here are key research findings:Narcissists are masterful impression managersNarcissists excel at managing initial impressions. As Kaiser and Craig note in a recent review (“Destructive leadership in and of organizations”), “it is the obsessive focus on the self that links the narcissistic personality with charisma.”Narcissists’ desire to make a great initial impression enables them to disguise their arrogance as confidence, which they often achieve through humor and by being entertaining or eccentric.Narcissists manipulate credit and blame in their favorThrough a mix of shameless self-promotion and a guilt-free, Machiavellian agenda, narcissists are quick to take credit for others’ achievements and blame colleagues and subordinates for their own failures. Narcissistic managers “lead with the mainpurpose of receiving personal credit or glory. When things go wrong or they make mistakes, they deny or distort information and ‘rewrite history’ in order to avoid getting blamed.”What makes narcissists so effective at this is their complete conviction that they are actually special and entitled. The rules are for someone else. It is always easier to fool others when you have already fooled yourself. Narcissists fit conventional stereotypes of leadership. Because of their ability to accumulate power and influence, narcissists enjoy a prominent spot in laypeople’s views about leadership. However, the idea that leaders must be overconfident, charismatic, or selfish in order to be effective is instark contrast with reality. Read More Here: